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Jul 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to a hurting nation. nbc's martin fletcher has new details from oslo tonight. martin, good evening. >> reporter: hi there, lester. chilling, racist picture of a confessed killer is emerging from his own writings. he wanted to bring about a revolution that would end a centuries-old muslim nation of europe. united in grief. norway's prime minister called friday's bomb and shooting attacks a national tragedy. in oslo, 17th century cathedral today, king harold and queen sonja cried with their people. 93 victims including about 80 teenagers sacrificed one man's obsession. his weapon, mass killing. tomorrow anders breivik will be arraigned in court. his lawyer said he wants to explain. but he already laid it all out on the internet. friday breivik posted a chilling 100-page manifesto which he says took him years to write, with chunks of it lifted from writings by the unabomber. in the very first sentence he wrote -- it is better to kill too many than not enough. later, we do not want to do this, but we're left with no choice. and finally -- i believe this will be my last entry. it is now friday, july
NBC
Jul 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
fletcher has been covering the story from the start. he's with us tonight from oslo. martin, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. norway's police today said fewer people have been killed than thought, not 93, but 76, with some still missing. that is small relief for a country that can hardly believe what just happened. anders breivik was brought to court this morning, the face of a mass killer. police described him as calm and unaffected. breivik admitted he carried out the killings but claimed he was not guilty. the judge ordered him held in custody for eight weeks, the first four in solitary confinement. an hour earlier, across norway, two minutes of silence for the victims. later, a mass in memory of the victims was canceled at the last minute, too many people came. >> i think we're trying to take the city back to show human energy after such a powerful and vicious act. >> reporter: but then, chilling news. police revealed breivik told them there were two other terror cells. in his 1,500 page manifesto posted on the internet last week, breivik wrote in 2002 he met with nine
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the shock of this latest news. nbc's martin fletcher joins me now from paris. martin? >> reporter: hi, kate. france is buzzing today, nobody here is saying strauss-kahn is guilty or innocent. but they do say that the rush to judgment was never fair, and the latest news proves it. the news hit france, as they say here, like a thunderbolt, special reports on all tv networks. the case has riveted france. it brought down the man who was favored to be the country's next president. to some in this cafe, the sudden twist is a morality lesson. one should have waited before judging people and destroying someone's life in seconds. others were less kind. >> i feel anyway his image is rocked. >> reporter: nevertheless there is a fever of speculation today in france. will strauss-kahn come home vindicated? might he still have a shot at being president? his political colleague, jack lang, a former education minister, thinks so. >> he's a good man, a good candidate. >> reporter: it isn't just politics, though. after strauss-kahn was arrested, hundreds of french women took to the streets in paris in suppor
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
now in custody, here's nbc news correspondent martin fletcher from oslo. >> reporter: norway is in mourning today, trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting, as norway's prime minister said a paradise island that turned into hell. desperate survivors pulled to safety. at least 85 murdered. >> he was just like going around killing people like it was nothing. >> reporter: police today said the suspect hunted the victims, aged from 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before or anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind timothy mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away, dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them cl
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
's martin fletcher reports on why the suspect says he did what he did. >> reporter: the king and queen of norway, government leaders, attended a memorial service today in oslo khalid r cathedra 93 victims. the killer said he wanted to change norwegian society. turned out just hours before the bombing in oslo, when he killed seven people with his homemade bomb, he posted on the internet a manifesto explaining what he wanted. what he wanted, he said, is essentially to change norwegian society. he wants to stop muslim immigration into europe. and he hopes that this attack, he said, would focus attention on his political issues. yesterday his lawyer had said that suspect who will appear in court -- be arraigned in court on monday said he found these attacks to be awful but necessary. tomorrow in court in oslo we'll see the suspect actually appearing in court. it should make for dramatic moments. of course, this nation is in shock. >> this just does not happen here. it's -- this is going to take time, i think, to -- to come to terms with and get a handle on. and then we can slowly start to
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
and her daughter. nbc's martin fletcher reports again tonight from oslo. >> reporter: from the moment of the huge bomb blast in oslo recorded here on a shop security camera, to the gun attack at the summer camp, the self-confessed killer anders breivik expected to be caught. he told his lawyer he was surprised to make it to the island, 40 minutes drive away, and once he started shooting the teenagers, surprised at how long it took the police to stop him. at least one hour. what that delay meant for the terrified teenagers can be seen from the text messages of one of the survivors, julie bremners, to her equally terrified mother at home in the north of norway. >> i felt really helpless, really helpless. >> reporter: friday, 5:42 in the afternoon, mary ann got the text message from hell. >> tell the police it is a maniac here. who is shooting. they have to hurry. >> reporter: five minutes later, mommy, tell the police that they must be quick. people are dying here. mother, the police know and they have had many calls. give us a sign of life every five minutes, please. julie, okay. as mi
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 2:00pm EDT
as a police officer opened fire at a youth camp. i want to get out to nbc's martin fletcher in london who is following the latest for us. martin, one person we understand has been arrested in the shooting, and what do we know about the suspect? >> not too much, jeff, at the moment except for apparently he is a norwegian national, so there was of course some concern if this is an al qaeda attack or attack by foreigners, but it appears that the man arrested is a norwegian national. he was dressed up as a police officer. he was asking young people at a youth camp there on the island for their identity papers and then suddenly opened fire with an automatic weapon killing as far as we know at the moment four young people. it was a labor camp and sorry, political party, the labor movement was holding a youth camp. what is interesting is that the norwegian prime minister was supposed to be talking at that camp tomorrow. and of course, it was a norwegian prime minister's office that was targeted also in the oslo bomb, jeff. >> do we think that the two attacks are linked at all? it is hard to beli
NBC
Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
's martin fletcher is monitoring developments for us from our london bureau tonight. martin, what's the latest? >> lester, norway's prime minister called for calm and unity in this difficult time. norway, of course, known as a small, peaceful country. that was shattered today in the hardest way. it is the worst attack on norway since world war ii. 3:30 in the heart of the capital, a massive bomb blast outside the prime minister's office. at least seven dead, 100 wounded. debris over half a mile away. across the street, the oil ministry was in flames. >> buildings were on fire. it was complete chaos in the streets. we saw injured people being carried out of the building. >> the people were basically shocked. people were confused. people were asking what happened, how could this happen? and they weren't really aware of what to do or where to go. >> reporter: police suspect a car bomb and with fear of more bombs, police warn people, leave the city center or stay at home. two hours later, another attack, on an island an hour away. a man dressed as a policeman approached a crowd of you
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
there in oslo. nbc's martin fletcher is following the developments from london. what do you have, martin? >> the bomb seems to targeted oslo's main government building. 17 stories high. yet almost all the windows blown out. the office of norway's prime minister was damaged. he wasn't in his office and he wasn't hurt. although there are reports that at least eight people injured. two deaths reported so far. there's also reports that some people may be trapped inside the building. it's in the city center, an area of office buildings, caves, shops. damage spread over half a mile. there was panic when the bomb exploded. people knock over chairs in caves running away. they were afraid that could be another explosion. nobody did claim responsibility yet. there are investigations by the police into whether or not the bomb was a car bomb. earlier this month norweigian police areased three men suspect of the planning bomb attacks in oslo. at the time they said they may have had connections with al qaeda, but that's pure speculation. >> i'm getting a note from the associated press that the office
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
but that's not sure and there's no details about who placed this bomb today in oslo. >> martin fletcher, thank you so much for that update. we'll continue to follow that breaking news. >>> meanwhile a devastating crash between a tractor-trailer and a tour bus on the new york state throughway. one person confirmed dead, 20 people were hospitalized. both vehicles were destroyed by the fire halfway between rochester and syracuse. it has been a bad year. 32 people have been killed in 17 tour bus accidents. >>> pentagon leaders reportedly set to tell congress the military is now ready to carry out a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. according to published reports, the move means a formal repeal would go into effect in 60 days. the defense secretary and the joint chiefs chairman are required to certify the policy change will not affect military preparedness. >>> some new court documents show arnold schwarzenegger does not want to pay his estranged wife, maria shriver, spousal support or attorney fees as they end their 25-year marriage. the dispute is expected to have little impact on the divor
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2011 8:00am EDT
in the shooting spree. we'll have a live report from martin fletcher in oslo in just a few minutes from now. >>> it is not just about discomfort. one health official says it's all about survival. the sweltering heat wave bringing much of the country to a boil has claimed at least two dozen lives. that would include a west point cadet. at least 60 cities across the northeast alone have been issued poor air quality warnings. the national weather service is warning that temperatures will keep the mercury skyrocketing well into the 90s, even triple digits in several states, including parts of indiana, new jersey, and new york. let's go live now to atlanta and nbc's tom trong who has this report. tom, good morning. >> reporter: the horrible heat. >> very hot. we've been up aught all night. >> reporter: in new york city highs will be around 100, but if are you working off the heat index, which combines the air temperature and relative humidity, it will feel like 104. yesterday records broke. 104 in the big apple. 10 newark, emergency new jersey. >> just trying to stay cool. i usually don't come o
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 3:00pm EDT
becoming an america reality. for the latest, i'm joined by martin fletcher in london. martin, david cameron says that the murdochs will have, and i'm quoting him, questions to answer. so that must mean that they may be dragged back to westminster. is that right? >> well, absolutely. you know, this is the accusations that are still rather published by the two former executives and by the way, they are not just former executi executives, but one was a executive of the firm and one was a top lawyer of the firm, and they say they had given james information when he was in charge of the committee, and so if it is proven that james murdoch was in possession of the information when he told the parliament committee that he had not been in possession of the information, that is serious indeed. much bigger problems to comen than what we have seen already. >> indeed. rupert has returned home to america. >> potentially. >> and it seems that the scandal has followed him because the justice department is actively looking into news corp. as the fbi and which should rupert be more concerned about an invest
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live in london. martin, this is good old fashioned partisan politics that we saw take place in the house of commons today? >> that's right. it's a fascinating session in parliament. still going on by the way. cameron called for himself for three hours. he called for greater transparency among the media in parliament, relentless investigation of wrongdoing, in the media, police, politicians. he denied that he or his staff tried to stop and earlier police investigation into phone hacking and bribes. he said the police know they have his total backing wherever the investigation goes, including where it concerns the man he hired to be his communications chief, andy coleson. >> martin, what i thought was fascinating was how he was trying to link this a little bit to labor and say, hey, wait a minute, this happened on your watch too. >> well, absolutely, but the problem that cameron has is that by hiring that guy, andy coleson who was the former editor of the "news of the world" apparently possibly knowing about the investigation into the bribery and phone hacking s
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo for us this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lester. several people detained. the police are investigating whether or not the killer did have help making the bomb in oslo. and also they're looking for potentially another shooter on this island here where the children were killed. now, this morning, the king, the queen of norway, the government leaders, all of them at a memorial for the 93 victims. where the man who did it said he wanted to change norwegian society. norway is in mourning trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting as norway's prime minister said a paradise island that turned into hell. desperate survivors pulled to safety from the worst shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ages 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived,
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
time, though, now we are learning more about some of the victims. nbc's martin fletcher is ins a lo with more. good morning, martin. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. it's taken five days to begin releasing the names of the victi victims. so much confusion here. announced from 93 to 76, some relief, and all the while norway has been gripped by shock and confusion. here they say it flowers. oslo cathedral has been the focus of norway's grief. only now five days after the bombing and the massacre are they putting faces to the anguish. names of the victims are being released, mostly politically engaged teenagers. they say here the best of a generation. dead, a dancer, 20-year-old who made it on to norway's "got talent." 19-year-old halle, a student politician. this boy's family called him a big bear, killed trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, whom people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he had never seen such internal destruction. survi
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2011 11:00am EDT
in the attack at the summer camp. martin fletcher is live for us in norway on the phone. martin, let's get to the latest. police are saying first off about this man in custody. what do we know? >> reporter: alex, he's a 32-year-old norwegian, which was a sfriz about all the speculation about islamic interests. interestingly enough he changed his facebook page a week ago and he described himself as christian and conservative. he said his favorite hobby is hunting, and the police suspect that he was the person responsible for the bomb in oslo first. in may he's said to have bought six tons of the materials used in that bombing. then he drove to the island where the summer camp, obviously, was taking place, and opened up on the kids there. that's the direction of the police investigation going at the moment, of course it's at the suspect stage at moment, alex. >> what about the other suspect? this is only relative to the shooting spree at the summer camp and not necessarily relative to helping building a successful car bomb in downtown oslo? >> at the moment that's all speculation, because if
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 5:30am EDT
tainting his government. martin fletcher now with the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america, after what he called the most humble day of his life. >> order. order. >> reporter: leaving behind uproar in parliament's emergency session. >> the prime minister. >> where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy carlson, a former editor of "news of the world." >> in 20/20 hindsight, i would not have offered him the job and he expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: he was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it is engulfing britain's media, police and politics. prime minister cameron was accused of being too cozy with news international executives. two dozen meetings in less than two years. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch. >> might say the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict i
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
's martin fletcher tells us how this all unfolded, starting first with a massive explosion in downtown oslo. >> reporter: it's the worst attack on norway since world war ii. 3:30 in the heart of the capital a massive bomb blast outside the prime minister's office. debris over half a mile away. across the street, the oil ministry was in flames. >> buildings were on fire. it was complete chaos in the streets. we saw injured people being carried out of the buildings. >> most of the people were basically shocked. people were confused. people were asking what happened. how could this happen? and they weren't really aware of what to do or where to go. >> reporter: police suspect a car bomb, and with fear of more bombs, police warned people, leave the city center or stay at home. two hours later, another attack on an island an hour away. a man dressed as a policeman approached a crowd of youths attending a summer camp. he pulled out an automatic weapon and sprayed them with bullets. children jumped off the rocks to swim for their lives. an eyewitness said he shot some of them. president obama offe
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. martin fletcher reports. >> reporter: the murdochs look happy to be home after tuesday's grilling by british parliament members. a new york welcome. >> nice left, wendi. >> reporter: the slap heard across the world. as for britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they recessed until september 5. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch, by a long shot. >> the long-term effects on news corp. are difficult to see, mistakes were clearly made. it's cost them a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost a lot more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for news corp. but their support, from a biggest outside investor. of he said the company remains, quote, a valuable and long-term investment. as for the glimpse into the murdoch marriage provided by wendi's dramatic leap, a recent and rare interview of the couple on chinese tv revealed more how they met. >> she interpreted for me as we went around china, and who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like that? >> reporter: murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines, but nobody i
NBC
Jul 25, 2011 11:00am EDT
plans to defending europe from muslim domination. martin fletcher has that story. >> reporter: at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute's silence. memory of the victims who died in one man's obsession. ♪ and sunday's memorial, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked. listening with or dwror the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and -- the gun and everything. >> it was like fireworks. >> i didn't understand anything. it was some kind of -- >> reporter: he planned the take for months but why? rarely has an alleged massed killer's motives be so laid out. hours before setting off a massive bomb in oslo center, and driving to the island and hunting down and killing at least 86 teenagers, 32 years old, post ad manifesto on the internet. 1500 pages. the work, he said of several years. in the very first sentence he wrote -- it is better to kill too many than not enough. later, we do not want to do this but we are left with no choice. and his chilling final thought, i believe this will be my la
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Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm EDT
managed to live a lawful life, and he kept his plans to himself. martin fletcher with the latest on the investigation from oslo. >> reporter: after six days, police called off the hunt for bodies and missing, there is one still missing person on the island where the massacre took place. at the same time now, the government of the prime minister again has called for a commission of inquiry into the events of friday's attack. the bombing in central oslo and the massacre on the island, 40 minutes' drive away from here. one of the key issues they're going to be investigating, and they say the inquiry could take as long as a year is a question of the police response to the emergency. >> i don't think we had any chance to be there any closer than we made it. >> reporter: it took at least one hour from the moment the police got word of the attack on the island for them to get to the island and stop the killer. within two minutes of arriving on the island, they were able to stop anders breivik. they found him in a clearing in the forest with his hands up, and his guns on the ground with
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
of the country. >> so where is all of this headed to next? martin fletcher is live in london with the very latest. mart martin, how much in danger is cameron's career? all of us are familiar with the fact that parliament is a very vocal place but this is an extreme example of what takes place when someone is on the chopping block. >> reporter: that's right. it was pretty raucous today but his career is not really in danger. it's certainly a rough time for the prime minister david cameron and the focus shifted from murdoch to the prime minister today. in the prime minister's case it's about poor judgment at least as far as we know so far and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of the "news of the world" as his communications chief, even though coulson may have known about the phone hacking. cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway and then coulson had to resign and last week he was arrested. so the bottom line for the leader of the opposition, he said in parliament that cameron was, quote, guilty of a gross error in judgment. camero
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
at the center of it all, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher is in london. martin, what's the latest on all this? i understand rupert's coming here. >> he's already there, chuck. he arrived yesterday and it was quite a welcome, by the way. his new york apartment, the paparazzi welcomed him as he got out of his black vehicle with his wife, called out "nice lift, wendy." "nice lift." so the slap heard across the ocean. >> what is it that we can expect parliament is going to do in september when they come back, when it comes to this scandal, sort of where is the investigation now and where does it go forward? >> it seems to be strange that after this dramatic session, emergency session in parliament yesterday they went on holiday, on vacation today until september 5. but that doesn't mean, by any means, the investigation is over or even paused because the key investigation at the moment is by several parliamentary committees, judicial committees, also of course the police are investigating and even daily news corp operations are having their own investigations. there's a lot of investigating g
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
's get the latest now from nbc's martin fletcher in oslo. good morning, martin. >> reporter: alex, the king and queen of norway, government leaders, all attended a memorial in oslo cathedral this morning for the more than 93 victims while the man who did it says he did it because he wanted to change norwegian society. >> reporter: norway is in mourning, trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting as norway's prime minister said a paradise island that turned into hell. desperate survivors pulled into safety. from the worst shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> going around killing people like it was no deal. >> he just was like shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it feels like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police say the suspect hunted the victims, aged from 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender. no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before or anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may the suspect bou
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